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Taco Night with a Plant-Based Twist

  (Family Features) Reimagining taco night can be as simple as a new protein swap. Spice up your favorite taco dishes by making walnuts the star ingredient. Nutty and full of flavor, “walnut meat” turns taco recipes into plant-forward options. Try these Walnut-Stuffed Korean Street Tacos and Walnut “Chorizo” Tacos for a tasty and nutritious meal, loaded with all the goodness of California walnuts. It’s easier than ever to do more with California Walnuts. Discover more recipes at walnuts.org . Walnut "Chorizo" Tacos Total time: 40 minutes Servings: 2 Pickled Vegetables: 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 8 radishes, thinly sliced 2 medium jalapeno peppers, thinly sliced 1 large clove garlic, t0-hinly sliced Walnut Chorizo Crumble: 1 1/2 cups black beans, rinsed and drained 2 cups California walnuts 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 ta

Grapes are a wise choice for health and wellness

  (Family Features) The importance of health and wellness is top of mind for many people. There are many contributing factors to wellness such as diet, physical activity, social engagement and genetics. All are important, but a first step to wellness is choosing healthy foods to fuel the body every day, ideally foods that support health in multiple ways. Consider California grapes: they are convenient, healthful, hydrating, and provide energy to assist in the maintenance of healthy and active lifestyles.  Consuming grapes has also been linked to improved health in specific bodily parts and systems, including the heart, brain, skin, and colon. The majority of grapes' health benefits are attributed to the presence of naturally occurring plant compounds called polyphenols, which aid in antioxidant activity and influence biological processes that promote overall health. Grapes of all colors – red, green, and black – contain polyphenols naturally. While fresh California grapes are ref

Savory, Smothered Cuisine

  (Culinary.net)  Whеn уоu аrе hungry аnd searching fоr ѕоmеthіng filling, juicy аnd rich, turnіng tо уоur pantry fоr on-hand ingredients саn mаkе dinner a breeze. Dodge snack cravings аnd avoid thе temptation tо swing bу thе drive-thru; instead, уоu саn hаvе a homemade meal rеаdу іn a matter оf minutes bу putting уоur skillet tо wоrk. Call your loved ones to the dining room to share time together while trying these Smothered Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce. It’s a dish the entire family can dig into without questioning the substance of the meal as it’s a filling option that requires just a few ingredients you likely already have at home. It all starts with the pork chops, which are thick and seared to perfection. The mushroom sauce is a beautiful blend of earthy and creamy textures. Bring it to a simmer then smother your pork chops and garnish with fresh parsley for a pop of color. The best part is this recipe doesn’t take much time to accomplish. The pork chops are seared for 3-5

Fall Meals That Are Nutritious

  (Family Features) With the return to busy fall routines, many families may struggle to find time to sit down for nutritious meals. Including a beverage like Florida Orange Juice in your family's daily routine can help keep them fueled. Whether consumed alone or in recipes such as Grilled Turkey Club with Orange Juice-Infused Aioli or Orange Cream Smoothies, you can feel good about incorporating a beverage rich in essential vitamins and minerals, immune system-supporting nutrients, and no added sugars. Diet and nutritional benefits:  Consuming 100 percent orange juice is both nutritious and delicious, and it provides essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, folate, thiamin, and magnesium, as well as vitamin D and calcium in fortified juice. Children who consume orange juice have been shown to have healthier diets and higher levels of physical activity than those who do not. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children ages 2-6 consume no more than 4-6 oun

Traditional Breakfast with a Modern Twist

(Culinary.net) The same bowl of cereal can get boring after eating it for breakfast day in and day out. You may find yourself looking for something new and exciting to start your whole family’s morning off on the right foot. Kids can be picky when it comes to breakfast foods, but this recipe for Sausage Fresh Toast Roll-Ups is a quick and easy way to fill their bellies with a taste of several flavors they may already love. It’s a perfect way to fill your morning with joy, no matter if the hours ahead are filled with work, school or play. A sizzling sausage link wrapped with French toast, it combines a favorite breakfast protein and traditional deliciousness in one little roll. Drizzled with warm maple syrup at the end, even adults can’t help but indulge in these breakfast bites. This is a quick dish too, using few kitchen utensils, which makes for more time in the morning to enjoy the little things that matter most like moments with family before rushing out the door. This recipe